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Youth Leader Program

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Registration Deadline - Friday, May 5, 2023.

Youth Leader Program

 Seeking current 7th-10th graders

The Youth Leader (YL) program is a work training opportunity for teens to develop leadership and communication skills while serving as positive role models for young campers.  YL’s must have a desire to actively participate in the program in order for their experience to be successful.  Under the supervision and direction of experienced staff members, YLs learn how to assist with activities and interact with campers, as well as perform general duties involved in the operation of summer camps.  YLs can choose from a variety of camp options and can register for multiple weeks.  YLs must attend an orientation, interview and specific camp trainings, will receive a camp shirt, the YL handbook and a certificate of participation.

 Seeking current 7th-10th graders who

·         possess a positive attitude and cooperative spirit

·         are proactive and take initiative

·         have a genuine interest in working with children and developing leadership skills

Summer Program Fees                                    

Youth Leader Registration                 $45*

Weekly Camp Sessions                       $40

*Registration fee refunded if applicant is not accepted into program. Fee will NOT be refunded if you cancel the program based on a change in your summer plans.  Please select the weeks you can commit to carefully.

Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday May 10th and Thursday May 11th from 4:00p-5:15p at the CARD main office. You will select your interview date when completing the application. Interviews are mandatory for all participants. 

 Summer Camp Options

YLs can choose from a variety of camp programs. Participation can range from 2 to 4 weeks, based on availability and camp enrollment. Camp selection is on a first-come, first-served basis. **Desired camp placement is based on availability and will be determined by the program coordinator. Once scheduled, continued participation in the Youth Leader Program is contingent on performance. If a Youth Leader is not meeting expectations, they may be asked to discontinue their participation and a refund will be provided for any future weeks.

Weekly session dates

Jun 5*                 Jun 26                Jul 17                 Aug 7

Jun 12                Jul 5***               Jul 24

Jun 19**            Jul 10                  Jul 31

*Returning YL’s only
**Camp week starts on Tuesday. No camp June 19th
***Camp week starts on Wednesday. No camp on July 3rd or 4th.